Island Resort Connections
Resort Connections - What you need to know
CHANGES TO THE FUEL SURCHARGE FOR SOUTH SEA CRUISES RESORT CONNECTIONS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT
1st August 2022
Updated and re-issued - 1st August 2022
The retail price of diesel fuel in Fiji has again increased as of the 1st of August 2022 to an unprecedented price of FJ$3.61 per litre, a 16% increase month on month and an 83% increase compared to when our current rates were set and issued mid-last year. As a result of these record high fuel prices, selected South Sea Cruises services and products remain subject to the fuel surcharges stated below.
The fuel surcharge(s) implemented in June 2022, and which remains applicable from the 1st of August 2022 and until further notice are:
Customers travelling with us from Port Denarau will be asked to pay the applicable fuel surcharge for all future sectors booked whilst at check-in. Customers who are only travelling with us on an inbound sector only from their island resort will be asked to pay the fuel surcharge upon boarding our vessels and before they return to Port Denarau. Customers can choose to either pay the fuel surcharge via cash, international debit card, or with a credit card, noting that international cards do attract a 3% admin fee.
In implementing the fuel surcharge, we’d like to thank our customers for their understanding of our need to recover a percentage of these unprecedented fuel costs. We also ask that our Terms & Conditions are noted as follows “South Sea Cruises reserves the right to alter prices, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport, and vary itineraries and services if necessary.”
Lastly, South Sea Cruises are committed to reviewing the fuel surcharge monthly, and we will only continue to implement the fuel surcharge as the price of fuel in Fiji justifies us in doing so. For those that aren’t aware, the price of fuel in Fiji is set by the Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission (FCCC) to take effect on the first day of each month and is based on a range of factors globally. Whilst some countries are seeing the price of fuel again decrease, the FCCC stated in a release on the 28th of July 2022 that “the fuel price in Fiji is impacted by movement in the Means of Platts Singapore (MOPS) market, international freight rates and foreign exchange rates. The increase in August 2022 local fuel prices is due to unfavourable movements in international market prices and freight & are further impacted by the strengthening of the US dollar (USD) against the Fijian dollar (FJD).
South Sea Cruises offer seamless, fast transfers to Mamanuca and Yasawa Island resorts for travellers staying in the islands.
We offer pre-booked coach transfers to/from Nadi International Airport* as well as Nadi, Wailoaloa and Denarau hotels to/from Port Denarau where guests board our vessels for the transfer to the islands.
Our modern catamarans have multiple air-conditioned lounges, outside viewing decks and fully licensed bars, meaning you’ll feel on holiday enroute to your island escape! Resort connections depart Port Denarau and return from the Mamanuca Island resorts several times a day, every day, Yasawa resort connections operate 4 times a week. Please see our "Days of Operation" and the Resort Connection Timetables below for full information.
*Airport transfers are an addtional cost (included in your price once booked). Please select Nadi Airport when booking your transfer to ensure the coach transfer is reserved for you.
What you need to know
South Sea Cruises have a fleet of fast, modern vessels, specifically designed for cruising the Fiji Islands. The catamarans each have two air-conditioned lounges, outer viewing decks and fully licensed bars with drinks and snacks available for purchase. A full commentary is provided as you cruise.
Check in time
Since the check in time at most resorts is between midday and 2pm we recommend arriving guests have a leisurely start to their day and catch the mid-afternoon departures from Port Denarau. These departures are generally less crowded and will save you waiting around for your room to become available upon arrival at your island resort.
Check in is required at Port Denarau 30 minutes prior to the vessel departure.
Nadi Airport to Island Resort (or return)
If you are booking a resort connection service to/from an island resort, we can arrange to pick you up (or drop you off) at Nadi Airport to make your travel nice and seamless. We will welcome you with a big 'Bula!' smile and then direct you to your driver who will transfer you to Port Denarau in time to meet our vessel departure (or the reverse for clients wishing to transfer from an Island Resort to Nadi Airport).
Pick up/drop off from your Nadi, Wailoaloa or Denarau Hotel
Transfers from most Nadi, Wailoaloa and Denarau hotels to Port Denarau for our resort connection transfers are available free of charge. You must however advise us where you're staying when you book your resort connection to ensure your pick up is reserved. If you do not do this then getting to the marina in time for our vessel departure is your responsibility. Transfers back to Nadi, Wailoaloa and Denarau hotels & resorts are also available. Coaches will be there to meet each vessel arrival at Port Denarau.